Elliott is PreK/5
On Monday we did focus on Martin Luther King, Jr and art. You can check out Freedom Summer: We're Different on the Outside but not on the Inside to see more about the book we read and the color mixing art activity that lead to this "skin color" discussion.
Then we had an impromptu Seasonal Tree Painting where he did more color mixing and demonstrated his understanding of the effects of the seasons.
Although I created the Shapes and Colors sensory tub for his little brother, Elliott spend some time "leading" the activities and creating shape matching games for them to play together.
We've been reading our way through many of the new (100+) books generously passed down by their older cousins. Elliott was immediately drawn to the huge stack of Dr. Seuss books!
We also did a Polar Bear Math activity based around the book of the same title. Not only did we learn about how polar bear cubs are raised by humans when abandoned in captivity, but we also did our own polar bear math and ended with a yummy dessert!
Another in-the-kitchen moment was when he helped daddy make a homemade pizza for the family.
Both boys enjoy these blocks. I think Elliott was building a wall to go around a castle.
He asked for the pattern blocks when he saw some new patterns I printed out, but by the time I got the blocks out he had forgotten the patterns and wanted to make a snowman! (We've had an extremely warm winter, so I guess he will take any snowman he can get, since he's not getting a real one!)
This was a precious moment, teaching his little brother how to play a game on the iPad. It was also my Moments to Remember this week.